What's Working In Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Success Stories DatabaseThe What’s Working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Success Stories Database assists Chronic Disease Units with educating policymakers and peers on evidence-based and innovative programs they have implemented to reduce the burden of chronic disease in their communities.

Within Success Stories are Case Studies, initiatives underway in states that have not yet been evaluated as successful but may be of use in other situations.

This newly redesigned and redeveloped database offers simple submission and browsing by program areas and funding sources.

Questions? Contact info@chronicdisease.org.

Want to submit a success story? Download a template for drafting or submit online via the submission form.

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GIS Story Maps Enhance Opportunities for Montanans at Risk for Diabetes

The Montana DPP, part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), is a public health program that supports lifestyle changes focusing on healthy eating and physical activity for adults who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes...

July 22nd, 2019
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Using GIS to Select Locations for New “Team Up. Pressure Down” for Pharmacies

The TUPD program offers resources to support pharmacists in providing counseling services to their patients with hypertension. The goal is to improve medication adherence by helping people with high blood pressure take a more active role in self-management efforts and increase interaction with their pharmacists...

July 19th, 2019
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Reducing the Burden of Cancer in North Carolina: A Data and Resource Guide

Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, with more than 21,000 North Carolinians expected to die from cancer in 2018 alone.

Moreover, cancer imposes its burden across North Carolina inequitably along racial, ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomical lines. For example, the mortality rate for breast cancer among African-American women is 47% higher than that of white women, despite having a similar incidence rate.

January 3rd, 2019
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Take It Back to Prevent Diabetes

As many as 90% of people who have prediabetes aren’t aware that they have it. Prediabetes puts people at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and its many serious complications, such as heart disease and vision loss. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through successful participation in a National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.

September 5th, 2018
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Action Planning to Increase Insurance Coverage for Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes can be prevented or delayed through National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change programs that help people with prediabetes achieve a 5-7% weight loss and increase their physical activity. Insurance coverage of the cost of participating in National DPP lifestyle change programs can make it more likely that people with prediabetes will enroll in these evidence-based programs..

September 5th, 2018
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Missouri Expands Diabetes Education Offerings in Pharmacies

Missouri needs more diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs to meet the need indicated by its high rate of diabetes. Because people with diabetes usually need medicine, they often have a relationship with a community pharmacist that provides an opportunity to engage them in the evidence-based DSME programs that can help them to control their disease. Yet setting up such programs is difficult for community pharmacies due to program accreditation fees and the time and...

September 5th, 2018
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Pharmacists Help their Patients Take Medication as Prescribed

Patients with type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure often need medication to help control their conditions, but medications may not help if patients don't take them as prescribed. Primary care clinicians can be challenged in promoting medication adherence for many reasons. This can have negative effects, such as higher medical costs and worsening of the patient's chronic condition...

September 5th, 2018
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A Team-based Care Approach to Reach Rural, Underserved Virginia Patients

Successfully treating high blood pressure, a common health condition in the United States, often requires prescription medication dispensed by a pharmacist. Blood pressure control improves when pharmacists use a team-based approach to work collaboratively with primary care providers to provide chronic care management (CCM)...

August 15th, 2018
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Promoting the Pharmacist Patient Care Process to Advance Team-based Care

According to the Community Preventive Services Task Force, blood pressure control improves when pharmacists are part of a collaborative healthcare team managing a patient's hypertension treatment. In collaboration with other providers on the healthcare team, the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process (PPCP) helps pharmacists use a consistent, patient-centered approach to optimize health outcomes, such as blood pressure control...

August 15th, 2018
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Using a Team-based Approach to Managing Medication for Chronic Diseases

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends team-based care to improve patients’ blood pressure and to control type 2 diabetes. Patient care teams include the patient's primary care provider and other professionals, such as pharmacists and community health workers. The Pharmacists' Patient Care Process (PPCP) helps pharmacists to optimize patient health outcomes by using a consistent approach in collaboration with other provider..

August 15th, 2018
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